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Model Spotlight: Saige

By Michael Carty Photography in model girl fashion eyes models studio blonde denim saige

Saige was one of three models some photographer friends and I shot for a fun, creative session last April (whoa, has it been that long?)  In case you needed a reminder, this is one of the shots from that shoot.

 

Earlier this month, Saige reached out needing some images for an agency she's looking at signing with and I was game to shoot.

 

The studio was roasting that day, so I brought a fan - it did little to help us because it was also super humid.  On the plus side, it gave Saige's skin a dewy glow that really came across in our shots.  I'm normally a flash fan, but the natural light looked so great that day, it was hard not to go with it.

 

Eventually, I went back to my studio lights and we came out with some more gold.

 

I can't wait to see what's in store for Saige's modeling career, needless to say she is definitely one of my go-to models for creative projects.

Follow her work here: Saige's Instagram

Model Spotlight: Kelsie O'Brien

By Michael Carty Photography in model fashion photography michael carty photographer michael carty photography toronto kelsie obrien cmtc 2018 sherri obrien agency

Few people know (unless you were there), that I was a late to arrive camp kid.

Little did I know that over 20 years later, one of the closest friends I ever made there, Sherri O'Brien, would bring her talented daughter into my studio for images.  Kelsie is truly a bright and vibrant individual.  Her smile is as genuine as she is and seems to brighten a room.  While being young, she is nothing close to naive but has an ability and drive that I know will do her wonders in the modeling industry.

Last month (May), Sherri took Kelsie to compete in the 26th CMTC (Canadian Model & Talent Convention) in Toronto.  Needless to say, Kelsie had a blast.  Meeting so many wonderful and encouraging people within the industry is such a thrill (and a relief) and she received a lot of interest from several agencies - I can't wait to see what the next step in her journey is!

Regardless, I wanted to use my platform to put Kelsie out there as best as I could, she truly deserves all the best in her future endeavors.

New Model: Alex McBride

By tangentpath in model photography alex mcbride fun times

Hey Peeps,

So the other day I had the great fortune of shooting with someone that I think could really make a name for herself in the industry: Alex McBride.

She's young, funny, talented and smart.  A great combination to have when trying to survive and thrive in any business.  Especially since her interest is on the other side of the camera, yes, she likes to shoot photography too.

She had a few different outfits to change through and we came up with some great work - if I do say so myself.

Check it:

















I had such a fun time shooting this session, I can't wait for the next one.

Cheers,
Michael Carty





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Model Shoot: Spencer Robertson

By tangentpath in model photography spencer robertson fun times

Maybe it's just me, but I find it awfully hard to find male models in this industry. 

I'm sure that I'm wrong, I'm sure there are lots of male models out there saying,"Michael! Here I am! Why don't you take my photos?"  And why would they say that? 

Because it is hard to find male models in this industry, so it should be easy to find the few who exist.

Maybe it's my location.  Maybe there is just such a huge overflow of female models in the industry that it makes the number of males seem non-existent.  I don't know, but what I do know is that I got to shoot with an extremely determined and fun male model earlier this month, Spencer Robertson.



You may have seen my work with Spencer in a previous post here.

Spencer isn't your average teenage model.  Although he is energetic, active, tall, funny and smart, he surprises me with little things.  For one, until I took his photo with my phone during lunch, he didn't know what Instagram was.

I was floored.

Not because I think everyone should use Instagram - because I don't - but because I believed in the usual stereotype that all teens were plugged into their phones and the countless apps they can have.

And then, today, while writing this post, he surprised me again by telling me with a laugh that he didn't know how to send me his FB fanpage link.

Que?  No hablo Facebook?

I actually find this refreshing in, well, anyone I guess.  He's not always plugged in, which not only makes him a better model to interact with but also a better person.  He hasn't slipped into that socially inept category that is so easy for us to fall into when we spend all of our time with our laptops, cell phones, smart phones, devices, etc.

So back to Spencer.

We shot in several locations - including instudio, and spanning from the morning until late afternoon.

We even got permission to use someones sailboat for our marina location, which was fun and nerve-racking at once(ever pass $2000+ worth of gear over salt water while trying to balance with the waves?)

Here is a small taste of what we got:









How can you say no to this guy, eh?

Cheers,

Michael Carty






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Model Shoot: Quincie

By tangentpath in model photography fun times quincie

Hey Peeps,

This shoot was a long time coming.

Quincie and I have been trying to schedule a shoot since as far back as January, I think - it's been that long.

Finally we have been able to shoot together and it went fantastic!! 

She was backlit by the sun for most of the shots and my 580EXII was the mainlight that balanced the shot.  The other images were done in the shade of the barn where we were shooting and my flash worked as main.  I also used my homemade beauty dish with all of the shots(DIY beauty dish post here and here).

So here is a taste of my Quincie shoot:








 I find Quincie has a "young Farrah Fawcett" look to her in some of these shots, I had a great time and can't wait to shoot with her again!  Thx Quincie!!

Laters,

Michael Carty





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